Today’s top stories in Iran include Ahmadinejad granted statue of nuclear technology day; Expediency Council member: former Iranian presidents not to run for presidential election; Interior Minister’s statements on Iranian blogger death convince Iranian MPs; Iranian lawmaker: increasing gasoline rate due to not implementing second round of subsidy; and Central Bank of Iran: fluctuations of foreign currency prices at Iran’s forex center.
Families of Iran’s nuclear martyrs awarded the statue of National Nuclear Technology Day to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the inauguration ceremony of three nuclear achievements on Tuesday, Fars News agency reported.
Hassan Rowhani, hopeful presidential candidate of Iran’s Moderation and Development Party said that it’s unlikely that former presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami will run for the forthcoming presidential election in June 2013, Khabaronline News Website reported.
According to Mehr, Iranian members of Parliament were convinced by the Interior Minister’s statements on the reasons of Iranian blogger, Sattar Beheshti’s death hearing his explanations in response to Ali Motahari, a conservative member of Parliament’s question.
According to Fars News agency, Jafar Ghaderi, a Member of Parliament’s Budget and Planning Commission proposed to increase the rate of rationed and non-rationed gasoline in Iran’s current year budget bill, saying that if the second round of the subsidy is not implemented in this year, rationed and non-rationed gasoline rate will be increased from 4000 to 7000 RLs, and from 7000 to 9000 RLs respectively.
Iran’s central bank has announced that USD and euro prices continue to rise at Iran’s forex center, while the price of British pound drops.